How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?
Regularly rotating your vehicle's tires will help them last longer! That's why it's recommended to have tires rotated every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. So, how often should you rotate your tires? Typically, your owner’s manual will have a more specific range for your vehicle. In the meantime, learn more about how and when to rotate tires with the Salt Lake Valley Buick GMC service team
When to Rotate Your Tires
In a front-wheel-drive vehicle, the front tires will wear faster because the engine generates power to the front wheels. For rear-wheel-drive vehicles, the power from the engine is sent to the rear wheels which causes them to wear quicker. To figure out how and when to rotate your tires, refer to the list below:
- For RWD or FWD vehicles, tire rotation should occur as recommended by your owners manual or every 5,000 to 7,000 miles.
How to Rotate Your Tires
- FWD vehicles require you to move the rear wheels to the front then switch sides. For instance, the rear right tire will move to the front left spot. When you move the front tires back, keep them on the same exact side.
- RWD vehicles require you to flip the process above. Move the front tires to the back on the same sides but move the rear tires to the front and switch sides.
- Depending on road conditions, tire rotation may need to be carried out more often.
Interested in rotating your tires at home? We can help! Our service team can teach you how to change a tire and how to rotate them yourself! Of course, if you'd rather have the professionals take a look, schedule service and we'll have your vehicle back on the road in no time.
Tire Rotation on AWD Vehicles
Still not sure how many miles to rotate your tires for on your new AWD model? At Salt Lake Valley Buick GMC, we suggest every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Since each model and trim is different from the others, our service experts urge you to look into your owner’s manual.
Feel free to contact our service center if you’re not sure of the last time you had your tires rotated. We can help you figure out how many miles to rotate your tires once you identify the treadwear difference, especially if the tread variance is over 2/32 an inch.
Learn More Tire Care Tips with Salt Lake Valley Buick GMC
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